DS 13 Summary

Reference: Data Series

Reference: Data Series 13—IRRATIONALITY



Any and all irrationality is connected to departures from an Ideal Scene. Therefore out-points indicate departures. It must follow then that Rationality is connected to an Ideal Scene. These three assumptions should be studied, observed and fully grasped.

If these assumptions are true then one has not only the definition of sanity in an organization or individual but also of neurosis and psychosis. One also sees that any Third Dynamic activity can be neurotic or psychotic. It therefore would follow that the technology of the Ideal Scene, Existing Scene, departures, out-points and statistics would have the means of establishing sane groups or individuals or measuring and re-establishing relative sanity in them. 



The irrationality in individual and group conduct is accepted as “inevitable” by most people. They toss off such irrationality with a “that’s life”. This is because the departure from any ideal is so distant as to obscure any feeling of reality about possibly achieving an Ideal Scene even in a limited area. This is of course an overwhelmed attitude. 

Man’s primary plague is irrationality. He is not in the grip of a “death wish”, nor is he having a love affair with destruction. He has just lacked any road out or the technology to put him on it. 



By the steps mentioned in the Data Series, big situations can be analyzed as well as little ones. The thing to do in all cases is to work out the Ideal Scene, survey the existing scene for out-points, work out statistics that should exist, find out WHY the departure, program a gradient solution back to the ideal, settle the practical aspects of it and go about it. 



One’s direction is lost to the degree one fails to work out the Ideal Scene. It is so easy to toss off an “ideal scene” that is not the Ideal Scene that one can begin with a false premise. Failures to examine the scene, reasonableness which causes blindness to the obvious, errors of penetration and defensive reasons not to admit it all impede a proper analysis. 



To suppose one can instantly hit upon an Ideal Scene for any activity without further test is to be very fond of one’s own prejudices. There is however a test of whether you have the Ideal Scene or not. Can you staticize it? 

There seems to be a ratio between producing and consuming and it favors, apparently, higher production of something than consumption. When it gets too unbalanced in values, something seems to happen. An Ideal Scene apparently has to have a statistic or the whole thing caves in.



Whatever the facts and economic rules may be about production and the Ideal Scene, it would seem to be the case, sufficient at least for our purposes, that this rule holds good: 


A stat is a positive numerical thing that can be accurately counted and graphed on a two dimensional thing. It is a tight reality, a stable point, which is to measure any departure from the Ideal Scene. 

One can go back and forth between the statistic and the stated Ideal Scene, adjusting one, then the other until one gets an attainable statistic that really does measure the validity of the stated Ideal Scene. 

[NOTE: Read the original for an excellent example of working out the Ideal Scene and Statistics for a shoe store.]



The word “viable” means capable of living, able to live in a particular climate or atmosphere. This is true of any Ideal Scene. The Statistic measures directly the relative survival potential of the organism or its part. 

In practice one works back from the Ideal Scene of the group into its smallest part, so that all lesser Ideal Scenes and lesser statistics mount up to and bring about the main Ideal Scene and statistic. 

After that one can have better dependence upon them and keep the statistics up and the purpose going forward. 


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